RHETORIC. Critical Thinking and Prewriting. Critical Reading. The Writing Process. Developing a Thesis. Supporting a Thesis. Improving Sentences and Paragraphs. Improving Introductions and Conclusions. Choosing the Right Words. Conducting Research. A Brief Guide to Documenting Sources. Writing the Research Paper. Analyzing Images. Business and Professional Writing. Writing Essay Examinations. Using InfoTrac College Edition. Understanding Grammar. A Writer's Handbook. MODES. NARRATION. Sherman Alexie, "Indian Education." David Sedaris, "Me Talk Pretty One Day." Amy Tan, "Fish Cheeks." Richard Rodriguez, "Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Education." Annie Dillard, "The Chase." Malcolm X, "Prison Studies." Martin Gansberg, "38 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police." Maya Angelou, "Champion of the World." Virginia Woolf, "The Death of the Moth." Sandra Cisneros, "Only Daughter." Samuel Scudder, "Take This Fish and Look at It." James Dillard, "A Doctor's Dilemma." Ramon Tianguis Perez, "The Fender Bender." Michael Patrick MacDonald, "Returning to Southie." Richard Preston, "Ebola River." George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant." DESCRIPTION. Mark Twain, "Reading the River." Gore Vidal, "Lincoln Up Close." E.M. Forster, "My Wood." William Least Heat-Moon, "Nameless, Tennessee." Annie Dillard, "The Deer at Providencia." Edward Abbey, "Aravaipa Canyon." Joan Didion, "The Santa Ana." Sharon Curtin, "The Garbage Man." Brad Manning, "Arm Wrestling with My Father." Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood." Louise Erdrich, "Beneath the House." Jonathan Schell, "Letter From Ground Zero." Chris Hedges, "Gaza Diary." Truman Capote, "Out There." Luis Alberto Urrea, "Border Story." Jose Antonio Burciaga, "My Ecumenical Father." Carl Rown, "Unforgettable Miss Bessie." E. B. White, "Once More to the Lake." EXAMPLE. Laurence Peter, "The Peter Principle." Alice Walker, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens." Jonathan Kozol, "The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society." Robert Heilbroner, "Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgment." Deborah Tannen, "Indirectness Is Not Insecurity." Stephanie Ericsson, "The Ways We Lie." Gretel Ehrlich, "About Men." William F. Buckley, "Why Don't We Complain?" Natalie Goldberg, "Be Specific." John Leo, "Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall ..." Tony Brown, "Death of a Dream." Anna Quindlen, Homeless." Joe Rodriguez, "Mexicans Deserve More Than La Mordida." Ellen Goodman, "The Company Man." DEFINITION. Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman?" Bruno Bettleheim, "The Holocaust." Nancy Gibbs, "When Is It Rape?" Gloria Naylor, "The Meanings of a Word." Jose Antonio Burciaga, "Tortillas." Isaac Asimov, "What Is Intelligence, Anyway?" Pico Iyer, "In Praise of the Humble Comma." Barbara Ehrenreich, "A Mystery of Misogyny." Jo Goodwin Parker, "What Is Poverty?" Eileen Simpson, "Dyslexia." Janice Castro, Dan Cook, and Christina Garcia, "Spanglish." John Ciardi, "What Is Happiness?" Marie Winn, "TV Addiction." The Economist, "What Is Terrorism?" Michael Ryan, "Are You Living Mindlessly?" COMPARISON/CONTRAST. Deborah Tannen, "Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?" Suzanne Britt, "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Judy Mann, "How We Raise Boys and Girls Differently'And Why It's Wrong." Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow." Katha Pollitt, "Why Boys Don't Play with Dolls." Gary Soto, "Like Mexicans." Susan Chira, "The Good Mother: New Realities Fight Old Images of Mother." Anne Lamott, "Polaroids." Dave Barry, "Batting Clean-up and Striking Out." Beth Ann Fennelly, "Fruits We'll Never Taste." Yi-Fu Tuan, "Chinese Space, American Space." Bruce Catton, "Grant and Lee." Michael Barone, "Irish and Blacks." Bharati Mukerhee, "Two Ways to Belong to America." Joan Didion, "Many Mansions." ANALYSIS. Ishmael Reed, "America: The Multinational Society." Vine Deloria, Jr., "Indian Humor." Richard Brookhiser, "All Junk, All the Time." Michael Zielenziger, "Black is Beautiful: Tokyo Style." Richard Rodriguez and Lauren Greenfield, "Growing Up Old in L.A." Carol Squiers, "Diana and the Paparazzi." Joshua Kurlantzick, "Charging Ahead: America's Biggest New Export --Credit Cards--Could Bring Down the World Economy." Richard Re, "A Persisting Evil: The Global Problem of Slavery." Dan Johnson, "The World in 2015." Richard Siklos, "Download This!" William Raspberry, "The Handicap of Definition." Darrell Huff, "How to Lie With Statistics." Louis Mizell, "Who's Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls?" Philip Gourevitch, "What They Saw at the Holocaust Museum." CLASSIFICATION/DIVISION. Linda Hogan, "Dwellings." Naomi Wolf, "The Beauty Myth." Deborah Tannen, "Marked: Women in the Workplace." Russell Baker, "The Plot Against People." Constance Garcia-Barrio, "Creatures That Haunt the Americas." Robert Reich, "Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Poorer." William Golding, "Thinking as a Hobby." Kurt Andersen, "The Origin of Alien Species." Judith Ortiz Cofer, "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria." Russell Baker, "The Plot Against People." Judith Viorst, "Friends, Good Friends--and Such Good Friends." Martin Luther King, "The Ways of Meeting Oppression." James Austin, "Four Kinds of Chance." John Holt, "Three Kinds of Discipline." Northrop Frye, "Our Three Languages." PROCESS. Jessica Mitford, "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain." Kathleen Hudson, "Interviews: Stories That Make a Difference." Lars Eighner, "On Dumpster Diving." Nikki Giovanni, "Campus Racism 101." Garrison Keillor, "How to Write a Letter." James D. Houston, "How Playing Country Music Taught Me to Love My Dad." Lorrie Moore, "How to Become a Writer." Horace Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema." Diane Ackerman, "Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall." Mortimer Adler, "How to Mark a Book." Armond Budish, "Fender Benders: Legal Do's and Don't's." Marvin Harris, "How Our Skins Got Their Color." Peter Elbow, "Desperation Writing." Anne Weisbord, "Resumes That Rate a Second Look." Eugene Raudsepp, "Seeing Your Way Past Interview Jitters." Liz Grinslade, "Evaluating a Job Opportunity." CAUSE/EFFECT. Henry David Thoreau, "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For." Stephen Jay Gould, "Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs." Alice Walker, "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self." Michael Dorris, "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome." Don DeLillo, "Videotape." William Severini Kowinski, "Kids in the Mall: Growing Up Controlled." Norman Cousins, "Who Killed Benny Paret?" Linda M. Hasselstrom, "Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Gun." Michael Mandel and Christopher Farrell, "The Immigrants: How They're Helping to Revitalize the U.S. Economy." Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies." John Brooks, "The Effects of the Telephone." John Taylor Gatto, "Why Schools Don't Educate." Brent Staples, "Black Men and Public Space." Alan Dershowitz, "The 'Abuse Excuse' Is Detrimental to the Justice System." Leslie Abramson, "The Abuse Defense Balances the Justice System." ARGUMENT/PERSUASION. Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal." Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream." Judy Brady, "Why I Want a Wife." Mary Sherry, "In Praise of the "F" Word." Dennis McLellan, "Part-time Work Ethic: Should Teens Go for It?" Richard Lynn, "Why Johnny Can't Read, but Yoshio Can." Laura Fraser, "Why I Stopped Being a Vegetarian." Barbara Lawrence, "Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You." Nat Hentoff, "Should This Student Have Been Expelled?" Lance Morrow, "Why I Changed My Mind about the Death Penalty." Anna Quindlen, "Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha." Armando Rendon, "Kiss of Death." Barbara Ehrenreich, "Cultural Baggage." THEMES. AMERICAN IDENTITY: MELTING POT OR MOSAIC? Theodore Roosevelt, "Americanism." Armstrong Williams, "Hyphenated Americans." Julianne Malveaux, "Still Hyphenated Americans." Geoffrey Wheatcroft, "Hyphenated Americans." Armando Rendon, "Kiss of Death." Barbara Ehrenreich, "Cultural Baggage." Shelby Steele, "The Recoloring of Campus Life." Ali Hossani, "At War With Myself: I Symbolize Islam to Some, and America to Others, but I Transcend These Distinctions." George Washington, "Letter to the Touro Synagogue." THE WAR ON TERRORISM. Thomas Friedman, "Because We Could." Husain Haqqani, "The American Mongols: To Win the War Against Terrorism, the United States Must Overcome the Burden of History." Daniel C. Maquire, "When I Boarded the Midwest Express to Washington, D. C. on September 11th." Charles Krauthammer, "Only in Their Dreams: Why is the 'Arab Street' Silent? Because a Radical Muslim Fantasy Has Met Reality." Caryle Murphy, "The War on Terrorism: Why It Will Be a Long One." A. Tariq Karim, "Terrorism: Addressing its Root Causes." Howard Zinn, "Operation Enduring War." Susan Sontag, "How Grief Turned to Humbug: Real War Has a Beginning and an End: Bush's Endless 'War on Terrorism' Stops Thought and Releases the US From all Bounds of its Conduct." MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. James Dillard, "A Doctor's Dilemma." Alden Blodget, "Off to See the Wizard: To Sue a Doctor for Failing to be the God We Wanted Strikes Me as Wrong." Leo Boyle, "The Truth About Medical Malpractice." Carlo Fonseka, "To Err Was Human." Rita Healy, "How The System Failed One Sufferer." Leslie Berestein, "Why Wasn't He Stopped Sooner?" Amanda Bower, "Today's Lesson: Switch Specialty." Philip K. Howard, "Yes, It's A Mess ' But How to Fix It." Richard Selzer, "Imelda." REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY. Manning Marable, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Whites Have a Moral Obligation to Recognize Slavery's Legacy." Shelby Steele, "A Childish Illusion: Reparations Enshrine Victimhood, Dishonoring Our Ancestors." Randall Robinson, "Yes." Armstrong Williams, "No." John Leo, "Enslaved to the Past." Walter B. Hill, "The Ex-Slave Pension Movement." Stanley Crouch, "Truth, At Last, About African Slave Trading." Ali A. Mazrui, "Who Should Pay for Slavery?" FATHERHOOD. David Blankenhorn, "Fatherless America." Victoria K. Bell, "Where's Daddy? What Do You Say When Your Little One Asks Why Daddy's Never Around." Jane Eisner, "Where Are the Fathers?" Quassan T. Castro, "My Father, No Show." Israel Maldonado, "I'm Not a Deadbeat Dad." Rickie Windle, "Dad Deeper Than Genetics." Brad Stetson, "Fatherlessness Is Born of the 'Choice' Cu...From the Publisher:
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